Board advice needed. - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2012, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Default Board advice needed.

I've been reading through a lot of different advice threads here but I can't figure out which board would be best for me. I don't know a whole lot about all the different shapes but I am learning. I just moved to Chicago but I learned to snowboard in upstate NY. I don't really know about the snow conditions out here or what kind of terrain I can expect. I would probably classify myself as beginner-intermediate. I've got 2 winters in with maybe 30 days total. I have been riding a 156cm Ride Prophet with Solomon Brigade boots and I was just given some Flow rear entry bindings (not sure on the exact model). I'm around 200-210 with size 10 boots.

I'm not looking to hit a lot of rails and I'm going to assume the midwest doesn't get a ton of powder so it'll be mostly groomers and I really like hitting jumps too. Maybe some boxes/rails but not much.

So far, I have been looking at the Burton Custom Flying V, the Arbor Blacklist and the Ride Machete, all around 160cm, but these could be completely wrong. I'm hoping to spend less than $450 and I don't mind buying slightly used or last season. Thanks.
jhthomasii is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
Official SBF Blogger
 
david_z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Detroit suburbs
Posts: 3,398
Blog Entries: 5
Default

I personally don't care for the way the Custom Flying-V handles especially on the questionable conditions you'll experience out East.

The Machete and the Blacklist are both a little more on the freestyle/park side of things so if you ever wanted to become more of a park rider, they would be good choices, and both are versatile enough to ride "all mountain" for sure. Otherwise you may want to go a little stiffer for groomers/carving if you don't plan on doing much park at all.
__________________

Repping the world's smallest mountains... 2013-2014 snow days: 48

Mt. Brighton - 13
Hawk Island - 6
Mt. Holly - 5
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Boyne Mountain - 2
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
Cannonsburg - 1
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Nub's Nob - 1
Sugar Mountain, NC - 1
Beech Mountain, NC - 1
david_z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 02:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 18
Default

Where in Chicago are you? I'm also from there around Joliet/Plainfield and I can tell you the snow sucks (if you ever get any) but I have a 2010 152 hero with triads and size 10.5 Burton Ions I've been looking to get rid of. Its got some nice pop and not bad for groomers. You can pm me if you're interested.
jaken1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 02:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaken1990 View Post
Where in Chicago are you? I'm also from there around Joliet/Plainfield and I can tell you the snow sucks (if you ever get any) but I have a 2010 152 hero with triads and size 10.5 Burton Ions I've been looking to get rid of. Its got some nice pop and not bad for groomers. You can pm me if you're interested.
i live in elmhurst, which is a west suburb. 152 is too small for me but thanks for the offer. i went to the shop today and they had a 2011/2012 gnu carbon credit for $279. i really like the capita boards but im not sure which one would be right for me.
jhthomasii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhthomasii View Post
i live in elmhurst, which is a west suburb. 152 is too small for me but thanks for the offer. i went to the shop today and they had a 2011/2012 gnu carbon credit for $279. i really like the capita boards but im not sure which one would be right for me.
Alright. My personal preference is always to have my park board be shorter, I don't like bringing my 160 custom x in and feeling like I'm driving a semi.

I also have a 156 GNU Carbon Highbeam
jaken1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Default

I'm thinking about getting the Defenders of Awesome. Is there any reason why i shouldn't?
jhthomasii is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:05 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums